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A king in a crown waves from a throne as he goes down the street on a mardi gras float.

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Mardi Gras in San Marcos

By Autumn McGowan Web Content Assistant Manager Mardi Gras visited the streets of San Marcos on Saturday, February 26th as The Mistick Krewe of Okeanos celebrated its’ 10th annual parade and after-party.  It was a cold and rainy morning, but that didn’t stop San Martians from gathering along the parade route, eager to catch beads, cups and doubloons.  The parade started at noon and made its’ way through The Historic […]

todayFebruary 27, 2022 158 4 2

Customers stand in line and observe products sold at a line of multicolored tents lined on both sides of a street at the San Marcos Farmers Market in San Marcos, Texas. People walk between tents selling fresh produce and homemade crocheted products on a sunny Saturday morning. Customers and vendors range in age from college students to older adults.

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Six Reasons to Go to the San Marcos Farmers Market

By Celeste Parler Web Content Contributor One recommendation I would give any freshman at Texas State would be to explore all that San Marcos has to offer. Once you know where to go, you’ll realize that there’s never a dull moment. One event I would recommend for anyone to attend is the San Marcos Farmers Market.  If you have never been to a farmers market before, it usually consists of booths […]

todayOctober 14, 2021 138 1

: A woman holding a bag of trash over her shoulder and walking on a sidewalk in Rio Vista Park

Events

The 5th Annual Fall River Cleanup

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor Many volunteers came together Saturday morning to take part in the Fifth Annual Fall River Clean-Up that expanded throughout the San Marcos River watershed. The San Marcos River is one of the most iconic attractions of San Marcos, as it provides many opportunities for fun through kayaking, tubing and more. For the river to keep being a central spot for our community, the river […]

todayOctober 5, 2021 216 1

Two women dressed as mermaids, one in mostly purple and the other in blue, smile and wave at the parade-goers.

Local

The 5th Annual Mermaid Promenade and Faire

By Autumn McGowan Web Content Contributor On Saturday, September 25th, San Marcos celebrated its 5th annual Mermaid Capital of Texas Festival downtown, including the Mermaid Promenade and Downtown Street Faire. The event was hosted by The Mermaid Society of San Marcos, whose goal is to use the symbol of the mermaid and San Marcos's rich history to raise environmental awareness and support for San Marcos' beautiful river and natural resources. […]

todaySeptember 29, 2021 63 3 3

A photo of Grins Restaurant with a sign enforcing a mask rule

Businesses

No Mask, No Service: A Student Documentary

By Paige GreeneWeb Content Manager “No Mask, No Service” is a short nine-minute documentary about how COVID-19 affected the local businesses of San Marcos, TX. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t965nTAXfzI&t=2s In the documentary, I speak to business owners Paul Sutphen of Grins and Adam Liley of Pie Society about the COVID-19 pandemic and how their restaurant dealt with the hardship. “For six months, every day we didn’t know what was going to happen,” explained […]

todayJuly 15, 2021 25

grey backgroubnd with boom box and ktsw loves in teal

Businesses

KTSW Loves: Root Cellar Catering Co.

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor The Root Cellar Catering Co. and The Coffee Bar are one of the few local businesses still active in San Marcos. Their catering is best known for its fresh ingredients used in relaxed yet elegant dishes. The Coffee Bar ran by The Root Cellar Catering Co. is one of the best places to study and drink one of their specialty coffees, wines, or pastries. I […]

todayJuly 5, 2020 24

A screening of the horror film Beneath80 feet into the earth.

Entertainment

Cinema Under the Stalactites

By Daniel RichterWeb Content Contributor When watching a captivating film, it can often feel like you have been taken out of your seat and have transported into the world in which the movie is taking place. But during the Lost River Film Festival last Friday, they decided to send movie lovers straight to the source of the action. 80 feet beneath the earth on Prospect Street in San Marcos is […]

todayOctober 22, 2019 24

Mat Hoffman during Q&A at a screening for of ESPN 30 for 30.

Events

BMX Legend Mat Hoffman Stops by San Marcos for Lost River Film Fest

By Daniel RichterWeb Content Contributor On Saturday Oct. 19, the Lost River Film Fest brought in the most recognized name in BMX history, Mat Hoffman, for a screening of his 2010 ESPN 30 for 30 film, "The Birth of Big Air." The event took place at the San Marcos Library at noon. When Hoffman arrived, he was greeted by BMX fans of all ages and backgrounds. Parents who grew up […]

todayOctober 22, 2019 34

A fish with the Lost River Film Festival on it

Interviews

Lost River Film Fest Interview

By Sami Dugdale Program Director Other Side Drive hosts Geronimo Perez and John Martinez sit down with Paul Madsen and Natalie Prewitt from the San Marcos Cinema Club to discuss the lost River Film Fest, running November 1st-4th.

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